NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Tue May 21
Goffs Spring Sale
Tue May 21
Hexham, Huntingdon
Wed May 22
Warwick, Southwell

Entries & Recent Form

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Beverley, Windsor and Bath as well as jumps fixtures from Kempton and Warwick.  David has a runner at both jumps tracks with Malangen running at Kempton and Drama King at Warwick.  Malangen (pictured above) comes here at the top of his game having won his last three starts which has seen his rating go from 93 to 114.  This is a better race again and he is going to require a personal best over this longer trip of 2m5f, even so he has sound claims under Tom Scudamore.  Tom has also picked up a decent outside ride on the card aboard No Hidden Charges.  Over at Warwick, Drama King contests the 3m1f handicap hurdle and he would need to improve on what he has shown so far.  David Noonan is in the saddle.

Read more...

There are just two flat cards this afternoon with the action coming from Newbury and Hamilton.  It's another good card from Newmarket with the second Classic of the new flat season, the 1,000 Guineas the obvious highlight.  Not only that, I notice that the five runner race at 3.35pm has four Aidan O'Brien representatives in there (with Ryan Moore and Frankie aboard two of them), whilst his son Joseph saddles the other runner.  So, between them the O'Brien family are responsible for the entire field...they must have a chance!

Read more...

  

There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Newmarket, Goodwood, Thirsk and Doncaster as well as jumps cards from Uttoxeter and Hexham.  There is also a valuable mixed meeting at Punchestown over in Ireland.  David has two runners today; Dell' Arca and Crawfords Mill.  Old favourite Dell' Arca (pictured above) contests the 3m handicap chase at 4.00pm - he was pulled up in the Midlands National at the track last time but this drop back in trip should suit.  He looks to have an each-way chance but will need to improve on his most recent starts.  Our other runner, Crawfords Mill makes her debut for the stable today in the other 3m handicap chase at 5.40pm.  She has been off for a long while and takes a big step-up in trip but is not without a chance.

Read more...

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Musselburgh, Lingfield, Chepstow and Newcastle as well as a jumps fixture from Cheltenham where they host a Hunter Chase meeting.  There is one runner from Pond House today as Three Star General (pictured above) reverts to the flat at Chepstow where he contests the 2m handicap at 5.00pm.  He is fit and well from a productive hurdling campaign where he has finished runner-up on his last three starts.  Good apprentice jockey Finley Marsh takes the ride and claims a handy 3lbs off his back.  He looks to have a decent chance.

Read more...


   Eamon An Cnoic runs at Punchestown

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon on the flat with the action coming from Redcar, Southwell, Musselburgh, Chelmsford and Salisbury, whilst over in Ireland there is a jumps card from Punchestown.  There is one runner from Pond House today as Eamon An Cnoic contests the two mile handicap chase at Punchestown at 4.15pm.  Tom Scudamore is over there to partner our eight year old who would have a fine chance on his good run at the Cheltenham Festival.  His best form does seem to be with cut in the ground, although he has won on good going.  He is still 7lbs above his last winning mark but looks to have each way claims at odds of around 10/1.

Read more...

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Ascot, Pontefract, Southwell, Bath and Brighton.  Meanwhile, it is the second day of the Punchestown Festival over in Ireland and there is a Pond House runner in the shape of Duc de Beauchene (pictured above) who contests the 2m5f handicap hurdle at 3.40pm.  He won nicely at Plumpton and then ran even better to finish runner-up at Sandown behind a well-backed favourite.  He is only a young horse who has plenty of scope for further improvement.  He will handle the ground and the bookies make him a 10/1 chance so he holds solid each-way claims under Donal McInerney.

Read more...

Once again, the action takes place on the level this afternoon with the action coming from Nottingham, Brighton, Yarmouth, Chelmsford City and Newcastle.  Meanwhile, there is a cracking jumps card in Ireland as the first day of the Punchestown Festival gets underway.  There are a few British trainers over there, although it seems to be another Mullins/Elliott benefit with the pair saddling 23 runners between them.  The big race of the day is the Champion Chase at 5.30pm and Min has been put in the odds-on favourite which is hardly surprising given his manner of victory at Aintree last time.  A repeat of that would make him very hard to beat.  David will have a couple of runners at the meeting this week and will head over there tomorrow.

Read more...